Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...

Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...

The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...

Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...

Collectable vintage ceramics: fat lava

One of the hottest and just about still affordable areas of vintage homeware on the rise right now are the garish but beautiful West German ceramics – produced in Germany mainly between the Sixties and...

Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...

Style retrospective: Bond girl fashion

Bond girls have become as legendary as the world's favourite British spy himself. Rebecca Martin takes a look at some of 007's most intriguing side-kicks and their fabulous wardrobes. Honey Ryder (Ursula...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...

One to collect: Cathrineholm cookware

If you like mid-century design you will have probably come across Cathrineholm, the colourful enamel cookware with its trademark lotus pattern design. You could be forgiven to think the name refers to a...

How to throw a 70s dinner party

The Seventies were the golden age of the dinner party. Loud and fun, these parties had none of the sophistication of a Fifties cocktail evening, on the contrary, they were all about showing off and enjoying...

Happy birthday lava lamp!

The first ever lava lamp, the Mathmos Astro, was launched in 1963 - it became a symbol of the swinging Sixties and has been in continuous British production ever since. Happy 50th! Mathmos company founder...